No matter the day of the week, Hahndorf is the perfect place to drive to for that much-needed brekkie or brunch.
There’s no shortage of delicious options with traditional German breakfasts and cakes, seasonal produce from the Adelaide Hills, plus a bunch of destinations for fantastic coffee. Hahndorf is host to a variety of cafes, restaurants and bakeries all with their own twists and many catering to sweet tooths, carnivores, vegans and vegetarians or something in between.
Whatever tickles your fancy, there’s always somewhere for your morning meal in Hahndorf.
From crepes topped with chocolate to muffins and freshly baked cakes, you can’t go past Royal Copenhagen. It’s the ideal place for a sugary hit first thing in the morning and you can grab a cone of tasty ice cream with you on your way out. If, by chance, you’re not into sweets, give their full breakfast a try… You will not be disappointed!
>> 74 Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf
The Haus is purpose built for the true foodie, showcasing plenty of dishes made from local produce. Even with the huge selection of delicious breakfasts on offer, it’s hard to go past the brekkie burger. It’s filled with blue swimmer crab scrambled eggs, a hint of chilli, capers, Harris smoked salmon and tomato chutney, all on a toasted brioche bun. If breakfast or brunch is something you prefer later in the day, their breakfast pizza is a winner. You can find the award-winning venue in the heart of Hahndorf’s main street.
>> 38 Main Street, Hahndorf // haushahndorf.com.au
If you are looking for a healthy, nutritious but still delicious breakfast or brunch, the Seasonal Garden Café is where you’ll find your energy and fuel for the rest of the day’s adventures. Alongside their extensive raw cake and snack selection, there are some tasty brunch options like the potted eggs and house beans served with seasonal vegetables and goat curd on sourdough. Those feeling extra healthy can try the green eggs, which includes poached eggs, wilted kale, spinach, avocado, pesto and fresh herbs. Yes, we heard you say ‘yum’!
>> 100 Main Street, Hahndorf // Facebook Page
This quirky little cafe located on Hahndorf’s Main Street is a lovely place to start the day. Kitchen 2C uses locally sourced ingredients to create delicious, high quality breakfast and brunch dishes that hero fresh produce. If you are looking for a smaller bite to start your day, the antioxidant muesli with baked, spiced pears and honey yogurt is a tasty option. A heartier choice for those wanting to indulge is the grilled chorizo sausage with a poached free-range egg, smoky baked beans, roast sweet potato, rocket and aioli. Kitchen 2C is definitely one to pop into next time you are looking for a fresh breakfast or brunch in Hahndorf.
>> 43b Main Street, Hahndorf // Facebook Page
Some people only need a good coffee to get them going in the morning. If you are one of these people, head to Caffiend Coffee Company for your caffeine fix. The cafe offers their specialty coffee, roasted in-house, a range of organic teas and all day breakfasts. Those looking for more than just a hot beverage will be hard-pressed to go past the incredible smashed avocado on toast. The modern roastery also sells retail coffee supplies for enthusiasts keen to enhance their home barista skills.
>> 1/76 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf // Facebook Page
Breakfast and brunch is a truly comfortable experience at Café Assiette. You will be welcomed by a warm open fireplace, and greeted with even warmer service. Café Assiette makes a superb homemade apple strudel, and amazing scones to go with a relaxing cup of tea. Breakfast and brunch staples such as the big breakfast and eggs Florentine are available, and homemade baked pancakes with berry coulis are hard to look past. This charming cafe is the perfect spot to start your family’s day trip to Hahndorf.
>> 72 Main Street, Hahndorf // Facebook Page
If you’re a bit of a sweet tooth, then the German Cake Shop is where you want to start your day in Hahndorf. Offering a wide variety of authentic German pastries as well as Australian bakery staples, the café highlights the link between Hahndorf’s geographical and historical roots. Their scrumptious Beesting, with its fluffy sponge and decadent cream filling is a favourite among locals and is a must-try. Another popular choice is the apple strudel accompanied with a side of whipped cream that goes perfectly with the hot pastry. For an authentic, delicious early morning treat you can’t go past the German Cake Shop.
>> 2 Pine Avenue, Hahndorf // Facebook Page
Originally built in the 1850’s as a traditional German style house, Herbees Cafe is a charming, vegetarian and vegan friendly breakfast or brunch destination. For a healthy but tasty vegetarian start to the day, the veggie omelette has everything you need with mushrooms, onion, tomato and mozzarella served with toast and a tomato relish. Those with a sweet tooth will undoubtedly be drawn towards the homemade waffles with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, fruits and both maple and chocolate syrup. Vegan waffles that are just as delicious are also available. Those wanting to enjoy their morning meal in the sun can sit outside in the beautiful garden area.
>> 55 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf // Facebook Page